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Jay Vaidya
Jay Vaidya on 10 Oct 2020
Commented: Thor on 17 Feb 2021
I have a time domain data and also a FFT of this data. But when I use fwhm(x,y) then it says
Pulse Polarity = Positive
Pulse is Impulse or Rectangular with 2 edges
ans =
I am trying to also use findpeaks() but I don't know how to proceed after that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Since the data is larger than 5 MB, I have attached the link to the data. Thanks,
There are 4 signals in the data and the first row is the frequency. I get the fwhm of only 2nd and 4th signals. Others show NaN. But the ones that I get are too incorrect as getting 4e3 and 4e7, which doesn't make sense. I have a nice FFT as attached below.
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Thor on 17 Feb 2021
I am working on something similar, what do " polarity" and "is impulse or rectangular with 2 edges" mean?

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 10 Oct 2020
The fwhm function is a File Exchange contribution. As I read the function code, it should likely give you something other than NaN if it detects 2 edges, however I have no idea what youare passing to it.
If you have the Signal Processing Toolbox, another option would be the findpeaks function. It will return the FWHM of the peaks it identifies if you ask it to. See the documentation for it that I linked to for details.
Jay Vaidya
Jay Vaidya on 11 Oct 2020
This is great, and what I exactly needed.
Also, Can you tell me how can I find the phase noise of this data in dBc/Hz? I have made another post for this.
Star Strider
Star Strider on 11 Oct 2020
As always, my pleasure!
With respect to your other Question, I do not have the necessary blockset. That aside, I posted a ‘sort of’ Answer that is my best guess as to how to emulate it. That is the best I can do. I will delete that Asnwer if it is not what you want.

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